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Purchasing Category Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Grocery, Manufacturing, Retail
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Benefitscar allowance, pension,
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 July 2018

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My food manufacturing client are looking to recruit a Purchasing Category Manager to source, negotiate, agree and manage contracts with suppliers, ensuring commercial objectives are met at all times. Working with current and new suppliers, ensuring all quality, food standards are met and raw materials are sourced from technically approved suppliers.

Client Details

My client are a market-leader within the food industry and have operated in this space for over 40 years. They supply some of the UK’s biggest & most famous brands, along with hotels & restaurants.


As Purchasing Category Manager based in Derbyshire, you will manage and maintain relationships with key suppliers through regular review meetings and site visits to mitigate any risk to the business. You will negotiate contracts with potential and current suppliers and manage a sourcing strategy for each of your categories, which will include; risk to the business by commodity and have a robust contingency plan in place.

You will develop and implement appropriate long and short term strategic initiatives in order to achieve specific buying, sourcing targets. You will provide the business with up-to-date knowledge on suppliers, markets and trends through comprehensive market reports.


The successful candidate for the role of Purchasing Category Manager based in Derbyshire, will have purchasing experience within the food industry and be degree qualified; CIPS would be advantageous.

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered c. £45,000 plus car allowance and benefits.

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